The Not-So-Little Black Dress

Is my slip showing?

Free People skirt

Actually, this is a skirt I bought from Free People. It’s fitted at the hips and the delicate lace flares out with a scalloped hem, very dancy. The first time I stepped foot into a Free People boutique was in Seattle. I was mesmerized by the unique clothes; I found my style! Alas! Everything was out-of-my-price-range. So you can imagine the thrill of finding this $148. skirt for less than half price on Friday’s Boxing Day Sale!

black lace skirt

I bought this black lace blouse in Laguna Beach, California 8 years ago and I’m wearing it for the first time. Guess it was hiding in my closet just waiting for the right skirt to come along.

black lace blouse

My jewellery is from Spanner.

necklace and bracelet and earrings

I’m not usually black from head to toe (not even at a funeral) but I think black is a very elegant look. My favourite faux fur jacket keeps me warm, but my legs are freeeezing!

black outfit with faux fur jacket

It’s the perfect skirt for dancing at the New Year’s Eve Ball tonight!

See the snow flakes on the screen? Well, tiny flurries are falling outside my window as I finish my last post for 2014.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2015!!


Photos taken at Sears Home in Kitchener –they have beautiful furniture and more; Dave is there ready to help you find what you need for your home!


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26 Responses to The Not-So-Little Black Dress

  1. Eamon Mallon says:

    What a beautiful woman looking so lovely in that dress.

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  2. I’m so in love with this outfit!! I want one too! And your figure to wear with it! lol

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  3. Bob says:

    Wow ….dressed to the nines….and twice in one week….New Year’s Eve. and Guelph Social Dance….imagine waiting in your closet for eight years to be discovered….oh, that was a lucky blouse….not a lucky admirer…’re worth the wait…. 😀
    Now you need faux fur leg warmers on your shopping list !!!

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  4. Danny says:

    As always….so elegant and breathtaking.

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  5. Wonderfully elegant look. I’m glad you got to dance the night away.

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  6. Eni says:

    Hi Carmen! I’m Eni, blogger from Italy. I like very much your elegant dress!!!! Skirt??? Nooo!!!! It seems a dress!!! Yesterday was the first birthday of my blog, take a look at my blog if you want!!! Have a nice day, kisses,

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  7. There is something special when one can be elegant and beautiful at the same time… may your new year be so very amazing! Hugs and blessings!

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  8. Maxwell says:

    Lovely dress…. Enjoy your blog. Maxwell

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  9. Happy New Year Carmen!

    You look lovely and leggy : )


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  10. Danny says:

    You remind me of Morticia from the Addams Family or a black mermaid. I can picture you doing a Tango. Happy New Year!

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  11. Shybiker says:

    Very cute outfit. Happy New Year.

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  12. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking gorgeous … what a great way to start a new year! Love the skirt! Isn’t Free People fab? Expensive but fab!
    Dawn Lucy

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  13. ToryBri says:

    WOW! You look absolutely STUNNING! What an elegant outfit for dancing the night away and ringing in the New Year. Have fun.

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  14. utesmile says:

    Carmen , you look stunning, what beautiful lace…. You will be the dancing queen in this, I can already imagine you doing a walse round the dance floor! I also love your jewellery, specially on your left hand that fits so fantastic with the necklace. I love it!

    Enjoy your new years evening and have a wonderful start to the new year!
    Love Ute

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Ute! I did feel regal, it’s so fun to dress up! There were snow white table clothes and lovely red roses on all the tables where we ate. Afterward, every lady received a red rose to take home.

      Happy New Year!

      ❤ carmen

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  15. Ralph says:

    Lovely dress Carmen. Have a lovely party/ball tonight ! ❤

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